Dextromethorphan (Delsym, Hold DM, Benylin DM, various)

Category:

  • Miscellaneous

 Description:

  • Antitussive

Indications:

  • Nonproductive cough

Precautions:

  • Pregnancy category C

  • Chronic persistent of productive cough

  • Nausea, vomiting, fever, persistent headache

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

  • CNS: dizziness

  • GI: nausea

 

Dosage:

Administered orally (lozenge, syrup, extended release liquid capsule)

  • Adult: PO 10-20mg 4very 4 hours or 30mg every 6-8 hours, not to exceed 120mg daily; PO EXT REL liquid capsule 60mg twice daily, not to exceed 120mg daily

  • Child: PO age 6-12 years 5-10mg every 4 hours, not to exceed 60mg daily; age 2-6 years 2.5-5mg every 4 hours, not to exceed 30mg daily; EXT REL liquid capsule age 6-12 years 30mg twice daily, not to exceed 60mg daily; age 2-5 years 15mg twice daily, not to exceed 30mg daily

 
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